Osarumwense David Osifo

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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Circumcision may be associated with complications which are usually minor but could be life threatening on certain occasions. This study determined contributory factors, pattern of presentation, challenges of management and outcome of circumcision mishaps in Benin City, Nigeria. METHODS A retrospective analysis of all male children(More)
The objective of this study is to report the challenges and outcome of giant ventral abdominal hernia repair in infants/children in a tertiary care center in Africa. A retrospective analysis of infants/children who had a repair of giant ventral abdominal hernia between January 1998 and December 2007 at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal obstruction is a life threatening condition in the newborn, with attendant high mortality rate especially in underserved subregion. This study reports the aetiology, presentation, and outcome of intestinal obstruction management in neonates. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective study of neonatal intestinal obstruction at the(More)
OBJECTIVE To report outcomes of giant inguinoscrotal hernia repair using local lidocaine anesthesia in a resource-poor subregion. METHODS Patients treated with giant inguinoscrotal hernia at 2 private healthcare facilities in Nigeria were studied between January 2004 and December 2008. RESULTS A total of 134 patients aged between 13 and 70 (mean 32 +/-(More)
Aim: This is to report the challenges and experience gained with non operative management of splenic injuries in a developing country where sophisticated imaging facilities are either not available or exorbitantly expensive. Materials and Methods: All patients who presented with splenic injury at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital between January,(More)
Congenital aberrations of female children's external genitalia are common worldwide with varied mode of presentation especially in regions with poor awareness. This prospective experience between July 2004 and June 2008 at two Nigerian healthcare facilities is on the mode of presentation and challenges of management of female children with ambiguous(More)
In 2000-09, 96 children comprising 57 males and 39 females who were presented between 2 h and 1 week of birth with omphalocele were prospectively managed using goal-oriented classification at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. All were born through spontaneous vaginal delivery, out of which 9 (9.4%) were preterm. Eighty-two (85.4%) mothers(More)
INTRODUCTION Road traffic accident (RTA) is a common cause of pediatric trauma death and disability, constituting a worldwide loss of financial resources and potential manpower. This study was designed to determine the causes, prehospital care, presentation, and injuries that resulted in deaths among pediatric victims of RTA in Nigeria, and to make(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and spontaneous resolution of congenital hydrocele diagnosed in male neonates who underwent circumcision at our centre. PATIENTS AND METHODS All male neonates presented for circumcision at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria between January 2002 and December 2006 were examined for the(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the outcome of commonly used antibiotic combinations in surgical neonates in sub-Saharan African settings. METHODS A retrospective analysis that determines the outcome of commonly combined antibiotics in surgical neonates between January 2006 and December 2008 at two referral paediatric surgical centres in Benin city was carried out.(More)